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Ibis Styles Manchester Portland review

Sunshine and showers at the ibis Styles, Manchester

My city break trips are usually a whirlwind of sightseeing, eating and drinking, where a hotel’s more a place to sleep than somewhere to spend much time in. A good city break hotel needs to be central, comfortable, clean…

British Airways Concorde plane
Travel tales

On board Concorde: A tour of an aviation legend

Engineering marvel, design icon, synonym for luxury – Concorde is the supersonic plane that made the world a smaller place. She was built as a joint project between Britain and France, and gets her name from the French word…

Salford Quays, Manchester
Travel tales

The changing face of Salford Quays

You can visit some places over and over again without ever actually ‘seeing’ them, and Manchester is one of those for me. Both my brother and best friend live up there, and I’ve been up to see them plenty…